Scott Dekraai

Decrying years-long delay in Seal Beach massacre case, victims' families still struggle to unite over issue of death penalty

Decrying years-long delay in Seal Beach massacre case, victims' families still struggle to unite over issue of death penalty

Family members of victims killed in the 2011 Seal Beach salon shooting rampage have called on the California attorney general’s office to accept the convicted killer’s guilty plea in exchange for a punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole, hoping to expedite a case that has languished for years.

But not everyone was on board with the idea that Scott Dekraai, who has pleaded guilty to the killings and is awaiting punishment, should escape the death penalty, a fact that became painfully clear as more than a dozen family members gathered Saturday for a press conference at Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach, steps from an ocean-view memorial...

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